Family Drug Support Australia
Support Line: 1300 368 186
(available 24 hours 7 days a week)

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

November 2019 – January 2020

Non-religious, open meetings for family members affected by drugs and alcohol.

Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a

non-judgemental, safe environment.

General enquiries: FDS Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NOTE:  MEETINGS ARE NOT HELD ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

No support meetings in your area? Check out the new FDS Online video resource here:

http://www.fdsonline.org.au/

FDS Support Groups:

NSW – Bathurst                              **This meeting is not currently running**

Enquiries: Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Blacktown                          3rd Tuesday of the month                                                        (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

19 Nov

17 Dec

21 Jan

Venue: Odyssey House Community Services Western Sydney, Level 3, 83 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown

Take the lift up to Level 3 & look for the Odyssey House Office around the corner.

Enquiries: Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Burwood                             Every Monday                                                                           (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

11 Nov       18 Nov       25 Nov

02 Dec        09 Dec       16 Dec      

23 Dec (NO MEETING)

30 Dec (NO MEETING)

06 Jan        13 Jan        20 Jan       27 Jan

Venue: Renwick Room, Woodstock Community Centre, 22 Church St, Burwood

Enquiries: Janet 0414 531 272 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Byron Bay                           **This meeting is not currently running**

Enquiries:  Margaret 0427 857 092 to arrange a convenient time for 1 on 1 support

NSW – Campbelltown                    1st Tuesday of the month                                                        (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

03 Dec

07 Jan

Venue: Odyssey House Aftercare Office, Level 2, 121 Queens St, Campbelltown

Enquiries: Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Chatswood                         2nd Wednesday of the month                                                 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

13 Nov

11 Dec

08 Jan

Venue: Chatswood Youth Centre, 64 Albert Avenue, Chatswood

Parking is available directly behind the Centre or in Westfield Car Park.

Enquiries: Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Coffs Harbour                    1st & 3rd Monday of the month                                               (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

18 Nov

02 Dec        16 Dec

06 Jan        20 Jan

Venue: Early Childhood Centre, 29 Park Ave, Coffs Harbour

Enquiries: Theo 0402 604 354 or Joy 0448 526 280 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Gosford                               1st Monday of the month                                                         (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

02 Dec

06 Jan

Venue: Wyoming Community Centre, 147 Maidens Brush Rd, Wyoming

The Centre is on the left after the shops.

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Hornsby                              2nd Monday of the month                                                        (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

11 Nov

09 Dec

13 Jan

Venue: Hornsby Uniting Church, 24 Williams St (Corner of Frederick), Hornsby

Enquiries: Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Merrylands/Parramatta      3rd Monday of the month                                                         (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

18 Nov

16 Dec

20 Jan

Venue: Youth Off The Streets, 102 Kenyons Rd, Merrylands West

Drive through the housing estate; follow the signs to Youth Off The Streets; turn left at the end; carpark is on the right.

Enquiries: Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Newcastle                           4th Wednesday of the month                                                  (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:                                             

27 Nov

25 Dec (PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING)

22 Jan

Venue: Uniting Church, 199 Broadmeadow Rd, Broadmeadow/Newcastle

On street parking available.

Enquiries: Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Orange                                **This meeting is not currently running**

Enquiries: Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Penrith                                2nd Tuesday of the month                                                       (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

12 Nov

10 Dec

14 Jan

Venue: Salvation Army Pathways Service, 2/54 Henry St, Penrith

Corner Henry St & Evan St. Enter from the front of the building.

Enquiries: Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Port Macquarie                   **This meeting is not currently running**

Enquiries: Pam 0438 994 269 to discuss support in the Port Macquarie area

NSW – Randwick                            3rd Wednesday of the month                                                  (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

20 Nov

18 Dec

15 Jan

Venue: The Old Post Office, 206A Alison Rd, Randwick (Cnr of Avoca St)

Enter via the car park. Street parking available.

Enquiries: Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Sutherland                          3rd Monday of the month                                                         (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

18 Nov

16 Dec

20 Jan

Venue: Sutherland Uniting Church, Corner of Flora & Merton Streets, Sutherland

Enquiries: Beth 0416 078 209 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Wollongong                        1st Wednesday of the month                                                   (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

04 Dec

01 Jan (PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING)

Venue: The Orana Centre, 2 Rawson St, Wollongong

Enquiries:  Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Gympie                                **This meeting is not currently running**

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Ipswich                                3rd Thursday of the month                                                      (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:       

21 Nov

19 Dec

16 Jan

Venue: EACH, 24 East St, Ipswich

Rear parking access via Wharf Street.

Enquiries: Anna 0490 536 931 or Krystal 0484 002 178

QLD – Maroochydore                     3rd Wednesday of the month                                                  (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

20 Nov

18 Dec

15 Jan

Venue: Community Focus 3/2 Ann-Maree Cl, Maroochydore

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Mitchelton                           2nd Wednesday of the month                                                 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

13 Nov

11 Dec

08 Jan

Venue: Picabeen Community Centre, 22 Hoben St, Mitchelton

Enquiries: Krystal 0484 002 178

QLD – Mount Gravatt                     Last Tuesday of the Month                                                      (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

26 Nov

31 Dec (NO MEETING)

28 Jan

Venue: Mount Gravatt Community Centre, 1693 Logan Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Nerang                                 3rd Monday of the month                                               (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

**PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE. NOW 3rd MONDAY OF THE MONTH ONLY**

Dates:

18 Nov

16 Dec

20 Jan

Venue: Nerang Neighbourhood Centre, 29 Martin  St, Nerang

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Anna 0490 536 931

QLD – Nundah                                1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month                                              (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

19 Nov

03 Dec        17 Dec

07 Jan        21 Jan

Venue: Family Drug Support, 3 Robinson Rd, Nundah

Enquiries: Anna 0490 536 931 or Krystal 0484 002 178

QLD - Paddington                          **PLEASE SEE RED HILL FOR DATES AND TIMES**

QLD – Redcliffe                              1st Wednesday of the month                                                   (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:       

04 Dec

01 Jan (PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING)

Venue: Lives Lived Well, Level 1, 3 Violet St, Redcliffe

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Red Hill                                 3rd Wednesday of the month                                                  (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

20 Nov

18 Dec

15 Jan

Venue: Moonyah Rehabilitation Centre, 58 Glen Rosa Rd, Red Hill

Enquiries: Krystal 0484 002 178

QLD – Rockhampton                     2nd Tuesday of the month                                                       (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:       

12 Nov

10 Dec

14 Jan

Venue: Rockhampton Business Centre, 110-114 Campbell St, Rockhampton

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Barossa                                  2nd Tuesday of the month                                                       (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

**NEW VENUE FROM AUGUST 2019**

12 Nov

10 Dec

14 Jan

Venue: Barossa Council Meeting Room, 29 Barossa Valley Way, Lyndoch

At rear of Lyndoch Library.

Enquiries: Karen 0418 806 918 or Sally 0490 536 989

SA – Berri                                        Last Tuesday of the month                                                      (1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Dates:

26 Nov

31 Dec (NO MEETING)

28 Jan

Venue: Life Without Barriers, 12 Crawford Tce, Berri

Enquiries: Sally 0490 536 989 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Brompton                              Monday every fortnight                                                            (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

11 Nov        25 Nov

09 Dec       

23 Dec (NO MEETING)

06 Jan        20 Jan

Venue: 19 on Green, Bowden Brompton Community Centre, 19 Green St, Brompton

Enquiries: Kendall 0457 030 805 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Elizabeth                                Monday every fortnight                                                            (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

18 Nov

02 Dec        16 Dec      

30 Dec (NO MEETING)

13 Jan        27 Jan

Venue: DASSA Northern Services, 22 Langford Dr, Elizabeth

Enquiries: Angela 0428 271 743 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Hallett Cove                           Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

13 Nov        27 Nov

11 Dec

25 Dec (PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING)

08 Jan        22 Jan

Venue: Hallett Cove Baptist Church, 1 Ramrod Avenue, Hallett Cove

Enquiries: Sally 0490 536 989 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Leabrook                                Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

20 Nov

04 Dec        18 Dec

01 Jan (PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING)

15 Jan        29 Jan

Venue: Knightsbridge Baptist Church Hall, 455 Glynburn Rd, Leabrook

Enquiries: Angela 0428 271 743 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Murray Bridge                        **This meeting is not currently running**

Enquiries: Kendall 0457 030 805 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Port Adelaide                         1st Monday of the month                                                         (1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Dates:                                                               

02 Dec

06 Jan

Venue: Centacare, 78-80 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide

Enter off Ship St, Cnr of St Vincent St & Ship St.

Enquiries: Kendall 0457 030 805 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Port Augusta                        3rd Thursday of the month                                                      (12:00pm - 2:00pm)

**PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE FROM 17 OCT 2019**

Dates:

21 Nov

19 Dec

16 Jan

Venue: Institute Meeting Room, 52 Commercial Rd, Port Augusta

Enquiries: Kendall 0457 030 805 or Angela 0428 271 743

VIC – Balwyn North                        Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

13 Nov        27 Nov

11 Dec

25 Dec (PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING)

Venue: Greythorn Community Hub, 2 Centre Way, Balwyn North

Enquiries:  Chloe 0448 177 083 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Bendigo                                **This meeting is not currently running**                                

Enquiries: Chloe 0448 177 083 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Chadstone                            Thursday every fortnight                                                         (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       

21 Nov

05 Dec        19 Dec

02 Jan        16 Jan        30 Jan

Venue: Link Health & Community, 94 Batesford Rd, Chadstone

Park off Batesford Rd, opposite Woonah St.

Enquiries: Chloe 0448 177 083 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Ferntree Gully                       Thursday every fortnight                                                         (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:       

14 Nov        28 Nov

12 Dec

26 Dec (PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING)

Venue: Knox Community Health Service, 1063 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully

Enquiries: Chloe 0448 177 083 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Footscray                              Thursday every fortnight                                                         (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       

14 Nov        28 Nov

12 Dec

26 Dec (PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING)

Venue: Co-Health Building, 215 Nicholson St, Footscray

Enquiries: Chloe 0448 177 083 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Frankston                             Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       

13 Nov        27 Nov

11 Dec

25 Dec (PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING)

Venue: Building L, Frankston Integrated Health Unit, 2 Hastings Rd, Frankston

Enquiries: Chloe 0448 177 083 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Geelong                                Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

20 Nov

04 Dec        18 Dec

Venue: The Swanston Centre, Corner Myers & Swanston Sts, Geelong

Enquiries: Chloe 0448 177 083 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Hawthorn                              ** PLEASE SEE BALWYN NORTH FOR DATES AND TIMES**

Enquiries:  Chloe 0448 177 083 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

VIC – Mornington Peninsula         **This meeting is not currently running**

Enquiries: Chloe 0448 177 083 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NON-FDS FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

November 2019 – January 2020

Please be aware that these meetings are held by non-FDS organisations. Please contact these organisations directly on the phone numbers listed below to confirm dates and times.

NOTE: MEETINGS ARE NOT HELD ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

No support meetings in your area? Check out the new FDS Online video resource here:

http://www.fdsonline.org.au/

Non – FDS Support Groups:

ACT – Canberra                              Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (5:30pm - 7:30pm)

                                                         **Please call to confirm actual dates**

Venue: Directions Health Services, Level 6, Cosmopolitan Centre, Woden Square, 21 Bowes Street, Woden

Enquiries: (02) 6132 4800

WA – Mandurah                              Every Thursday                                                                         (10:00am - 11:30am)

Venue: South Metropolitan Community Drug Service, 22 Tuckey Street, Mandurah                             

Enquiries: (08) 9581 4010

 
 

STEPPING STONES COURSES

 
 

STEPPING STONES COURSES

Unless indicated, the course runs over 2 consecutive weekends.

Contact the facilitator (listed below) OR Head Office for more information.

Ph: (02) 4782 9222

NSW - Croydon Park                                        Dates:  09 - 10 November 2019                                     (9:30am - 4:30pm)

                                                                                             &

                                                                                   16 - 17 November 2019

**Held over two consecutive weekends**

Venue: Croydon Park Club, 55 Seymour St, Croydon Park

Enquiries: Liz 0417 429 036 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

Registration closes 30 October 2019

SA - Adelaide                                              Dates:  09 - 10 November 2019                                     (9:30am - 4:30pm)

                                                                                             &

                                                                                   16 - 17 November 2019

**Held over two consecutive weekends**

Venue: SACOSS, 47 King William Rd, Unley (car parking at the rear or in the street)

Enquiries: Theo 0402 604 354, Angela 0428 271 743 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

Registration closes 30 October 2019

QLD - Springfield Lakes                                 Dates:  09 - 10 November 2019                                     (9:30am - 4:00pm)

                                                                                             &

                                                                                   23 - 24 November 2019

**One weekend break in between**

Venue: The Parkways Room, Springfield Lakes Community Centre, 53 Springfield Lakes Boulevard, Springfield Lakes

Enquiries: Krystal 0484 002 178 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

Registration is now closed. 

The course is fully booked.  Please contact Head Office on (02) 4782 9222 to be added to the waitlist should there be any cancellations, or to be added to any future courses. 

SA - Mt Gambier                              Dates:  30 November - 1 December 2019                                     (9:30am - 4:30pm)

                                                                                             &

                                                                       14 - 15 December 2019

**One weekend break in between**

Venue: UniSA, The Meeting Room, 170-174 Wireless Rd West, Mt Gambier

Enquiries: Theo 0402 604 354  or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

Registration is now closed. The course is fully booked.

Please contact Head Office on 02) 4782 9222 to be added to the waitlist should there be any cancellations, or to be added to any future courses


STEPPING FORWARD INFORMATION SESSIONS

STEPPING FORWARD INFORMATION SESSIONS

Session 1 - Stages of Change and 'Balance Pole'

Session 2 - Effective Communication

Session 3 - Alcohol and Other Drugs Information

Separate modules can be provided for:

Treatment and Recovery, Boundary Setting and Dealing with Conflict,

ICE Presentation, and Engaging with Families Workshop.

Each session runs for approximately 2 hours and is open to the public.

Bookings are essential.

For bookings or to make enquiries, please phone the facilitator listed.

 NSW – Wollongong                           Saturday         23 November 2019                                                  (9:30pm - 2:30pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                          Session 1 - Stages of Change and ‘Balance Pole’

                                                                          Session 2 - Effective Communication

Venue: Orana House, 2 Rawson St, Wollongong

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Raewyn on 0457 260 079 by November 21 to make your booking.

QLD – Maroochydore                       Monday       11 November 2019                                                  (2:30pm - 4:30pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                        Session 1 - Stages of Change and Balance Pole

Venue: Maroochydore Hub, 60 Dalton Drive, Maroochydore

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Krystal on 0484 002 178 by November 10 to make your booking.

QLD – Rockhampton                             Wednesday         13 November 2019                                    (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                        Session 1 - Stages of Change and 'Balance Pole'

Venue: Rockhampton Business Centre, 110 Campbell St, Rockhampton. (Near the Cheesecake Shop)

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Chrissie on 0484 002 181 by November 12 to make your booking.

QLD – Maroochydore                       Monday       18 November 2019                                                  (2:30pm - 4:30pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                        Session 2 - Effective Communication

Venue: Maroochydore Hub, 60 Dalton Drive, Maroochydore

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Krystal on 0484 002 178 by November 17 to make your booking.

QLD – Maroochydore                       Monday       25 November 2019                                                  (2:30pm - 4:30pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                        Session 3 - Alcohol and other Drugs Information

Venue: Maroochydore Hub, 60 Dalton Drive, Maroochydore

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Krystal on 0484 002 178 by November 24 to make your booking.

QLD – Blackwater                             Tuesday         26 November 2019                                    (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                        Session 1 - Stages of Change and 'Balance Pole'

Venue: Mary Immaculate Catholic Church. Cnr of Kurrajong & Fir Sts, Blackwater

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Chrissie on 0484 002 181 by November 25 to make your booking.

QLD – Emerald                             Wednesday         27 November 2019                                    (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                        Session 1 - Stages of Change and 'Balance Pole'

Venue: Wally McKenzie House, Emerald Showgrounds, Emerald

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Chrissie on 0484 002 181 by November 26 to make your booking.

QLD – Rockhampton                             Wednesday         11 December 2019                                    (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                         Session 2 - Effective Communication

Venue: Rockhampton Business Centre, 110 Campbell St, Rockhampton. (Near the Cheesecake Shop)

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Chrissie on 0484 002 181 by December 09 to make your booking. 

VIC – Geelong                            Saturday         16 November 2019                                                    (9:30am - 4:30pm)

                                                                          Module: 

                                                                         Session 1 - Stages of Change and 'Balance Pole' ,  Session 2 - Effective Communication. 

Venue: Barwon Child Youth and Family, 5 Gordon Avenue, West Geelong

Bookings & Enquiries: Please contact Chloe on 0448 177 083 by November 15 to make your booking.

OTHER EVENTS

 

OTHER EVENTS

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Harm Reduction Australia (HRA)

HRALogo

Australia’s first national harm reduction organisation for individuals committed to reducing the health, social and economic harms potentially associated with drug use - Harm Reduction Australia (HRA) – was launched on Thursday 26/11/2015 at Parliament House in Canberra.

For more information, please visit the HRA website:

www.harmreductionaustralia.org.au